Red Giant ground game mauls Mission

Chilliwack Minor Football, Abbotsford Falcons, Mission 9ers

Chilliwack’s Nick Both outraces an Abbotsford Falcon defender during junior bantam minor football action last weekend in Abbotsford. Chilliwack improved to 6-1

Chilliwack’s Nick Both outraces an Abbotsford Falcon defender during junior bantam minor football action last weekend in Abbotsford. Chilliwack improved to 6-1

CHILLIWACK MINOR FOOTBALL REPORT: WEEK 7

 

Chilliwack’s junior bantam Red Giants beat the Mission 9ers 40-26 in a wild shootout.

Billy Hanson continued his wrecking-ball season, running for 179 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries.

Hanson had runs of 52 and 56 yards.

Emerson Harvey ran twice for 18 yards. One was a run-and-leap from the five yard line, as Harvey soared over the pile of bodies on the goal line for a major.

Gabriel Olivares had a two yard scamper for a TD.

Quarterback Jordan Breuker escaped Mission blitzes four times, scrambling for 63 yards.  Breuker also kicked four times for 143 yards and nailed all five converts for 10 points.

Defensively, Breuker and Harvey each had three solo tackles.  Ayden Harvey had two tackles that cost Mission eight yards. She returned two kickoffs for 35 yards and rushed the ball three times for 21 yards.

Ryland Kalkman was a force to reckon with as he had two solo tackles for a loss of 12 yards to Mission. Kalkman also assisted on four tackles.

The Chilliwack defence allowed 262 yards while the offence rolled up 340 yards.

 

— The peewee Red Giants gutted out a 12-7 victory over Mission in a very entertaining game.

Quarterback Brandt Davies went to the air in this one, connected twice with Justin Crooks for 46 yards.  Davies was three-of-nine passing for 51 yards.

Another toss came under extreme pressure from the Mission D as he found Andrew Locke for a five-yard gain.

Crooks carried the ball five  times for 27 yards, one of them a four yard rush up the gut for a major.

Locke pressured the Mission defence all day, pounding them up the middle for 61 yards on 15 carries.

Chilliwack’s defence allowed just 43 yards. Colin Campbell intercepted a pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown.  He added three solo tackles and one assist.

Crooks had a quarterback sack, three solo tackles and three assists. Tommy Janzen tipped a Mission pass that was intercepted by Locke.

Hudson Harvey blocked a punt and had five solo tackles and two assists.

Quinn Venier also played well.

 

— David versus Goliath was the scenario as Chilliwack’s atom Red Giants (2-4) faced the unbeaten Mission 9ers (6-0).

As big as the mismatch appeared on paper, someone forgot to tell the boys from Chilliwack.

Mission opened the scoring on a long run, but the locals countered with a quick scoring play of their own on a long run from tailback Kurtis Flynn.

Mission scored twice to carry a 20-6 lead into halftime and led 26-6 early in the second half.

But Chilliwack battled back, stringing together long drives led by the running of Flynn and the dynamic blocking of fullback Jackson Saunders.

The score was 26-22 with only three minutes left, but that’s as close as the underdogs could get.

A standout performances was turned in by Mason Grace on the offensive line.

Mason Murphy, Rhys Jones and newcomer Cam Odema were stellar on defence.

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